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Ordinances concerning the ceremonial to be observed in the household of the Earls of Northumberland

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MS. Eng. hist. b. 208

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Ordinances concerning the ceremonial to be observed in the household of the Earls of Northumberland, early 16th cent., after 16 Henry VII (fol. 15), written in an expert Tudor secretary hand with strap-work initials. Many notes and pen trials of the late 16th cent., all apparently written in the West Riding of Yorkshire, are interspersed among the ordinances. The volume is described in BRL, 8 (1967-72), 93-8.

Dates

  • 16th century

Extent

97 Leaves

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. hist. b. 208, fols. 1-2].
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. hist. b. 208

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 9903

Overview

Ordinances concerning the ceremonial to be observed in the household of the Earls of Northumberland, 16th century.

Biographical / Historical

The title of Earl of Northumberland has been created several times in the Peerage of England and of Great Britain, succeeding the title Earl of Northumbria.

Custodial History

Christie's (including manuscripts from the Fairfax library at Leeds Castle, Kent), 10 Jan. 1831, lot 122; Thomas Thorpe, 1831 catalogue, item 4129, and 1832 catalogue, item 571; gilt arms of Henry Pelham-Clinton, 4th Duke of Newcastle on upper cover; Sotheby's, 14 Feb. 1938 (Clumber Park sale), lot 1218; bookplate of the 12th or 13th Lord Fairfax of Cameron.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from C. W. Traylen, 1962.

Physical Facet

bound in blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, signed A.Q., with remains of clasps, and a contemporary label in a metal frame on the lower cover
Title
Ordinances concerning the ceremonial to be observed in the household of the Earls of Northumberland, 16th century
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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